Friday, March 9, 2018

Broken Herringbone Top with Partial Seams

       I have way too many projects in progress; however, somehow a broken herringbonetutorial popped up on YouTube.  It intrigued me.  I have done partial seams before but nothing like this.  I thought it would be a simple challenge.  I searched for more info and found that Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new book is based on this partial seam technique.   
    I used 3 ½” by 9 ½” bars.  Here all 4 columns are joined and triangles added to finish off the top. 

Then I trimmed and added a 3 ½” border.   

    I’m glad I took on the challenge to make a Broken Herringbone quilt; however, it is not a design technique I will be doing again soon.
      I added a border to the Love Multiplied top. I like it much better, though less modern.  It joined the pile waiting to be sandwiched.

      I also made a quick strippy baby quilt.  
 I put a “minky-like” soft fabric on the back instead of quilting cotton because my granddaughter loved hers so much. 
A friend is expecting 2 grandsons in the next few months.  Two nephews’ wives are expecting girls this month so I still have more I want to make.

Enjoy some time sewing or quilting.

I'm linking up with Whoop Whoop Fridays to share what I've accomplished.  Check out what others have done.


  1. Your partial seam project turned out great.....but I am sure it was tedious. glad to see you conquered it.

  2. Your broken herringbone looks awesome! That extra work was worth it!

  3. Your broken herringbone looks so pretty - wow! And that quilting on the baby quilt - so pretty! I'm so glad you shared your work!

  4. I used to avoid partial seams, but found that once I'd got the hang of them they were a useful option to have up my sleeve. Your broken herringbone has turned out very nicely.